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Gandora the Dragon of Destruction

Gandora the Dragon of Destruction
AttributeDARK
Monster TypeDragon
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Ignition Effect / Continuous Effect / Trigger Effect
Level★8
Passcode64681432

text

Cannot be Special Summoned. You can pay half your LP; destroy as many cards on the field as possible (other than this card), and if you do, banish them. This card gains 300 ATK for each card destroyed this way. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card was Normal or Flip Summoned this turn: Send it to the Graveyard.

How to get / Rarity

Pack--
Level-up reward--
Victory againstYugi Muto [UR]
Card trader--
OtherRanked Rewards [UR]
Yugi Muto Starter Deck [UR]

Evaluation

RatingB+

Pros

  • Clears the entire field, possibly turning the duel around when going against difficult enemy.

Cons

  • Low attack when not a lot of cards on the field.
  • Leaves you open after your attack.

Tips, related cards, skills

  • Paying the Life Points will enable draw skills like “Draw Sense” or “Destiny Draw” for your next turn.
  • Recommended to use when your opponent’s LP is low enough to be killed from the attack.
  • Cost Down to reduce the amount of sacrifice needed for tribute which can be good to increase attack if you have more than 1 monsters.
  • Gandora can be tribute set on the field and changed to face up defense position using Desert Sunlight which will not be considered as normal, flip or special summoned so it will not be destroyed in the end phase of that turn.

Cost Down

Desert Sunlight

Destiny Draw (skill)

Decks

Gandora Deck

Classifications

ActionsSends from field to Graveyard / Sends itself from field to Graveyard
Banished categoriesBanishes from field / Banishes from your field / Banishes from your opponent's field
Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesDestroys Spell Cards / Destroys Trap Cards / Destroys Monster Cards
Summoning categoriesCannot Special Summon
Stat changesThis card gains ATK

Comments

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Anonymous
Silent magican lv 8 is better be able to get it when Yugi muto is unlockable
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Silent magican lv 8 is better be able to get it when Yugi muto is unlockable
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Silent magican lv 8 is better be able to get it when Yugi muto is unlockable
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Silent magican lv 8 is better be able to get it when Yugi muto is unlockable
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Silent magican lv 8 is better be able to get it when Yugi muto is unlockable
TuC
Hey guys I'm playing the game for two weeks and I've just unlocked Yugi and when I read GANDORA text I found it's like another monster than the anime version, it destroys spell/trap and gains atk points to atk !!
so are all cards diff from the anime ??
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Unless Konami prints a 4th "Gandora" monster that's less OP
<< Anonymous
DaSwifta Reply
Actually, considering the DSOD world is a thing, and Gandora-X is a DSOD card, and was used in the anime to counter Deep-Eyes (DSOD Kaiba's level 30 reward card) we might get it as DSOD Yugi's level 30 reward card, or maybe even his signature (though I think his signature card will probably be Dark Magician considering his deck in the movie and all).
<< Anonymous(DaSwifta)
Anonymous Reply
Yeah, in today era meta, I think Gandora-X would be fine in DL.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
yeah, why not?
Anonymous
Max 1500?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
That's not how this card works. You pay half your current LP, not 2000 LP. So if you had 4000 LP, first you would pay 2000 LP to Summon it with Masoleum of the Emperor, then you would pay 1000 LP to activate this card's effect.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
The max atk is 3900 by destroying 13 cards. 7 on your opponent's side and 6 on your own. 13x300 = 3900
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Wrong cards like raigeki will power gandora up for the whole turn so if you for example if you throw out wattail dragon and use gift of the maytr then you will have gandora at 2.5k attack plus idk 5 other cards between you and your opponent annnnnd boom 4k and you can maytr away stronger cards for more attack or more than one card
<< Anonymous
RTM Reply
But if you summon this card, by an another way.. protecting him with "Half Shut" and in your turn just turn him to attack position, he become's permanently in your monster zone. So it's a good weapon!! ;)
John
So I faced Yugi Mutou in plat, then he summon Gandora and activy the effect and gain 1600 or 1800. In my hand only have swift gaia fierce knight. It attacked me directly. Then my turn i draw enemy controller, I set it so in normal situation I can summon swift gaia, but i cant. So is bug or other effect of Gandora?
<< Anonymous(John)
Anonymous Reply
Confirmed Access Denied skill since it does not allow you to Normal/Special summon Effect monsters nor use their effects. Your Swift Gaia is effect monster so, yep.
<< Anonymous(John)
Anonymous Reply
Maybe he have Access denied skills, used after activate gandora effect
<< Anonymous(John)
Anonymous Reply
Yugi muto uses the skill access denied which states that neither player cant summon an effect monster and effects of effect monsters are blocked, for one turn.
Including effects of effect monsters that activate in the hand.
<< Anonymous(John)
Anonymous Reply
You had enemy controller in your hand

Anon
Wtf. Went up against this thing in duel links: not only did ishizu set it with NO TRIBUTES, but she cleared the field turn after turn without it being destroyed by its own effect (she had no spells/traps to enable this btw).
<< Anonymous(Anon)
Anonymous Reply
Dunno about the "no tribute" part, but if gandora was set and later flipped face-up and survived that, his effect won't send him to the graveyard. Being flipped face-up doesn't count as being summoned, thus his effect won't be triggered.
<< Anonymous
OTK Reply
"if this card was Normal or Flip Summoned this turn: Send it to the Graveyard."

Because it was flipped during your opponent's turn, it won't be sent to the graveyard.
<< Anonymous(Anon)
Anonymous Reply
Half shot works because face-up is not a summoning
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
"Flipped face up" flipping face up isnta summon, but its a flipped face up... It dies when you flip it.
Anonymous
Just like Daedalus, this card is vulnerable to any position changing cards such as Etaqua, Econ, or Kuriboh. Does anyone know how to over come this weakness except using desert sunlight?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You can't overwhelm if you nuke the fuild :p
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Its effect clears the field of e-con and windstorm
<< Anonymous
Edgar81539 Reply
The opponent can quite simply activate their enemy controller/etaqua when Gandora is summoned, meaning it won't get to attack and it will be sent to graveyard on the End Phase making the card worthless.
<< Anonymous(Edgar81539)
Anonymous Reply
True. Setting it with Half Shut to protect it is the way to go. May also need Desert Sunlight.
Anonymous
I have battled Yugi so many times (14) times and counting and still not a Gandora Card. Anyone know an easy way? I've had over 5000points in every battle and still no Gandoora card.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I feel like people say they got this card by losing more than by beating Yugi.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Maybe I will have to loose to him then. I've won so many duels against him and still no Gandora so maybe I will have to loose once and see if I get it.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
I won more than 15 times with 7k Score and No Gandoora or Union attack till now :3
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Just got him by losing horribly due to foolishly trying to use auto-battle as a fast forward button.
DaSwifta
Wouldn't Forbidden Chalice also prevent it from killing itself?
<< Anonymous
DaSwifta Reply
Right right right right right. Thanks
<< Anonymous(DaSwifta)
Anonymous Reply
Axe of fools? it gets 1K attack lul
<< Anonymous(DaSwifta)
Anonymous Reply
Why not just use acces denied skill
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
i use that and it works great
Bahaa
Guys I found an idea to make infinite loop,first,you must have Paleozoic on your side of the field(those cards are trap card so they can be a monster when they are on graveyard and another trap card is activated),then you can summon gandora with mausoleum of emperor,finally activated gandora effect,so Paleozoic is unaffected by effect of any monster they still on field and you can activate gandora effect again to make infinite loop
<< Anonymous(Bahaa)
Anonymous Reply
It can't be special summoned with mausoleum of the emperor.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Maso isnt a special summon. This combo does work. See Gunsblazings video on it for proof
<< Anonymous(Bahaa)
Anonymous Reply
That's useful if you want to get down to 1 LP for whatever reason, but it only gains ATK for the cards that it destroys, so if you don't destroy anything, it won't gain any ATK.
<< Anonymous(Bahaa)
Anonymous Reply
meme deck
Anonymous
Lv 30 yugi
<< Anonymous(Anonymous )
Mr. X Reply
Woah lucky, too bad i didn't get this :(
<< Anonymous(Anonymous )
Nyzar Reply
Give me your account please HAHAHHA
<< Anonymous(Anonymous )
Zerber_78 Reply
:C You're Lucky. But you lose on 30 lvl duelists...
<< Anonymous(Anonymous )
Anonymous Reply
@Zerber_78
Lvl 30 Yugi has three sphere kuribohs though
Anonyboy
Currently 2 skills succeed utilizing this: Red-Eyes w/ Evolve, and Access Denied. As one who has tested the Red Eyes Evolve deck, but haven't had the Access Denied skill drop yet, I can highly recommend this card. 2 Copies in the Evolve variant is best, because Evolve is evil and only works from the deck.
<< Anonymous(Anonyboy)
Anonymous Reply
what's your decklist for Evolve Gandora?
<< Anonymous
Anonyboy Reply
Here it is. Critical weaknesses: Some cards, like the Red Stone, can be bricky. In fact, this deck can brick bad. It also has very limited protection. It will be less bricky once I get 1-2 more Insights, which I will replace Behemoths with. The 2nd Gandora is a must, because Evolve only summons from Deck. That said, Gandora in the hand is a bad thing. Feel free to experiment.
<< Anonymous
Anonyboy Reply
Lol whoops forgot to actually upload the deck. Here it is:
<< Anonymous
GTAceofSpade Reply
I've been testing a few builds which has got me from Gold 1 to Legend 1.. Right now the main build I'm using is the Zombie based build + some other stuff..

Gandora x2
REBD x3
Insight & Return x3
REZD x2
Red Eyes Wyvern
Card of Red Stone
Marmitting Captain x2
Gozuki
Skull Zombie
Bacon Saver
Lady of D
Econ x3
Mausoleum of the Emperor x2
Windstorm
Curse of Anubis
IDK
Welp, be Mokuba then use 3 Red eyes 3 Mausoleums some etc cards 1 Gandora then use Mokuba's skill "Monstermorph Evolution" skill. I think you see where this is going... Basically Summon Red Eyes with Mausoleum the activate Monstermorph BOOM you can use Gandora forever he never leaves the field, I Recommend waiting for your enemies side to have lots of cards.
<< Anonymous(IDK)
Anonymous Reply
I fought against him 5 minutes ago. He destroyed 2 of my cards so got 600 ATK. I attacked him a 2500 ATK monster in my next turn, he activated Hallowed Life Barrier so he didnt get damage, but his Gandora also survived. Why? Why i couldnt 🔥 him? He had 600 AT, i had 2500 ATK and Gandora's text is not tell to "This card can not be destroyed by battle". I dont understand why i couldnt 🔥 him.
<< Anonymous(IDK)
Anonymous Reply
Hallowed Life Barrier protect the user's monster from being destroyed by battle (as if 2 monsters with 0 ATK battle)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ohh, i see
So this is the different between "you take no battle damage" (Spirit Barrier) and "any damage you take ... becomes 0" (Hallowed Life barrier). Fist situation you won't get damage, the second situation works like both monsters have 0 ATK.
I think the Life Barrier's text is not very clear, but now i understand what happend.

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